Caring for your Breeze House

The Breeze House Owners Club

Care tips: From installation to everyday enjoyment

Following our guide will ensure that your Breeze House will continue to be an attractive and useful addition to your garden.

Download our maintenance brochure or see the recommendations below.

Maintaining your Breeze House


The first few days

Your building has been specialist treated with a stain preservative. The preservative will take time to cure and drying times will vary depending on weather conditions. Please be aware that clothing can pick up marks in the first few days after installation.

Timber re-treatment

Prior to re-treating your Breeze House, please ensure the building is clean and dry.

We recommend using a stain/preservative in Light Oak or Light Brown. This treatment will restain any colour fade and treat the timber at the same time.

Under the terms of your warranty, you must treat the building 12 months after installation and
every 3 years ongoing. Please keep the purchase receipts for the product used to re-treat your Breeze House.

Cape Reed thatch tiles & combination thatch

The thatch on the roof of your building requires no maintenance; it benefits most from being left undisturbed. As with all types of thatch, it is expected to shed reeds over the years. Cape Reed thatch will almost immediately begin to mature and age to a darker, grey colour; whereas combination thatch keeps its colour longer.

Typically, Cape Reed thatch lasts approximately 6-10 years and combination thatch lasts approximately 8-12 years. However, other factors such as weather and the positioning of the building in your garden can impact the life expectancy.

During winter

During winter, it is recommended that at least one canvas side panel is left partly open to allow some airflow throughout the Breeze House. Damp, winter air trapped inside a closed space can, in some circumstances, cause mildew deposits.

Information on heaters


Safety

Before attempting to install or operate your heater please read and understand all of these instructions.

  • Ensure your supply voltage is correct for
    the heater.
  • Installation should always be carried out by a qualified electrician or a competent person in accordance with current electrical regulations.
  • Always isolate and let the heater cool down before attempting to work on it.
  • You should also ensure no flammable material can come into contact with the heater.
  • Parts of this heater will get very hot when working. Take great care to avoid touching it when it is on and ensure it is cool before touching it when it is off.

Installation

Heaters come with either three pre-fitted hanging chains, which can be shortened if necessary, or a heavy-duty hook.

When hanging, adequate clearance should be allowed from all surfaces of the heater to ensure no heating damage to the materials of the building occurs. Required clearances will depend on the materials used – please contact us if you require further information.

The heater should only be installed in an indoor or weather-protected environment.

Please note: When the heater is first switched on, a small amount of smoke may appear from the heating cassettes. This smoke is usually accompanied by a strong smell. This is not a fault, is perfectly normal and will disappear after a few minutes.

3kw stainless steel infra-red suspended heater - installation instructions for a qualified electrician

Technical Specification:
Supply Voltage  220-240 volts
Current  13 amp
Electrical Rating  3kw (3 x 1000w cassettes)

This specially designed, purpose made, stainless steel heater makes use of highly efficient and durable, long life, infra-red cassettes, which rapidly turn virtually all of the electrical energy consumed into heat. This fast response, medium-wave radiant heat is absorbed by people and solid objects, as well as providing a warm, red glow of light. The radiant heat is not affected by air movement.

The heater has a fast warm up time of two minutes, is silent and does not create any odour when in use. As the heater has no moving parts it is virtually maintenance free and should offer years of trouble-free operation. The cassettes have a life expectancy of over 7000 hours of use. The heater should be hardwired to a 13 amp supply switch by a qualified electrician.

If the heater is to be located in a coastal area and used infrequently, it may become tarnished over time.

Models 1.5/3K3S

This is a three sided heater with 3 x 1000/500w dual quartz cassettes. The heater has a pre-connected 4 core heat resistant input lead. This should be connected to a dual switch with the brown lead for one 1.5KW heater circuit, the grey lead for the other 1.5KW heater circuit and the black lead the neutral. The switch should be connected to a 3 core PVC mains input lead, which should be connected to an appropriately fused outlet.

Please click here to view a wiring diagram.

Switch wiring configuration (for 3kw heater)

Your Breeze House heater is supplied with a waterproof 2-gang switch. This allows the two halves of each element to be switched individually giving you half or full power. Wiring should be undertaken by a qualified electrician.

  • Switch 1 on (viewed from front) lower elements 1.5kw
  • Switch 2 on (viewed from front) upper elements 1.5kw
  • Both switches on – upper and lower elements 3kw  (full power)

Please click here to view a switch wiring diagram.

6kw stainless steel infra-red suspended heater - installation instructions for a qualified electrician

Technical Specification:
Supply Voltage  220-240 volts
Current  13 amp
Electrical Rating  6kw (2 rows of 6 x 500w cassettes)

This specially designed, purpose made, stainless steel heater makes use of highly efficient and durable, long life, infra-red cassettes, which rapidly turn virtually all of the electrical energy consumed into heat. This fast response, medium-wave radiant heat is absorbed by people and solid objects, as well as providing a warm, red glow of light. The radiant heat is not affected by air movement.

The heater has a fast warm up time of two minutes, is silent and does not create any odour when in use. As the heater has no moving parts it is virtually maintenance free and should offer years of trouble-free operation. The cassettes have a life expectancy of over 7000 hours of use. The heater should be hardwired to an electrical supply by a qualified electrician.

If the heater is to be located in a coastal area and used infrequently, it may become tarnished over time.

Model 3/6K6SL

This is a six sided heater with 2 rows of 6 x 500W quartz
cassettes independently switched and a downlight. The heater has 2 pre-connected heat resistant mains input leads, one 3 core cable for the top row of heaters (rated at 3kW). The second 4 core cable is for the bottom row of heaters (also rated at 3kW) and the light. The brown lead is the heater circuit, the grey lead the light circuit and the black lead the neutral. These leads should be connected to appropriately fused outlets able to carry 26A.

Please click here to view a wiring diagram.

Quartz cassette replacement

  • Switch off and disconnect the equipment and let heater cool completely, this will take at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the screws from the top of the heater and lift covering plate.
  • Remove the leads from the relevant heating cassette from the terminal block or terminal board.
  • Undo the two retaining nuts from the rear of the relevant heating cassette.
  • Pull the heating cassette together with guard away from the front of the pendant heater.

Replacement of new heating cassette is the reverse order of the above.

Light replacement

  • Switch off and disconnect the equipment and let heater cool completely, this will take at least 30 minutes.
  • Release the retaining circular clip which is holding the bulb in place by squeezing together the two ends of the clip.
    The bulb will now fall freely from the chrome enclosure.
  • Gently pull the bulb from the heater until you can take hold of the bulb holder.
  • Holding the bulb holder in one hand gently press the bulb into the holder with the other hand and rotate the bulb anticlockwise until it releases from the holder.
  • Take the new bulb and place it into the holder aligning with the connector holes and with gentle pressure towards the holder turn clockwise until the bulb fixes into place.
  • Push the bulb and holder back into the chrome enclosure and replace the retaining clip.

Cushions & canvas panels care guide


Cushions

Wipe fabric frequently with a damp cloth to maintain appearance.

Most stains can be removed using warm/cold water and a clean cloth. Stains from products containing oil and grease should be treated with a spirit based solution. If soap based cleaners are used, ensure all residue is rinsed from the fabric.

The fabric can be cleaned with a mild hypochlorite solution: 1/2 spoon household bleach with 5 litres water or mineral spirit.

Stains should be removed immediately – the longer they are left untreated, the more difficult they will become to remove.

  • Do not dry clean
  • Machine wash with extreme care
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron
  • Cashmir cushions are steam clean only

Canvas panels

Wipe canvas frequently with a soft, damp cloth to maintain appearance.

Most stains can be removed using a soft, clean cloth and mild soap solution; ensure all residue is removed from the fabric. Stains from products containing oil and grease should be treated with a spirit based solution.

Stains should be removed immediately – the longer they are left untreated, the more difficult they will become to remove.

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